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Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine

Specialty Areas

Hospital Medicine / inpatient internal medicine and pediatrics; medical student, physician assistant student, and resident educations


BS: Benedictine University, 2003; MD: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2009; Resident: University of North Carolina, 2009-2013; Chief resident in medicine/pediatrics : University of North Carolina 2013-2014; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics: University of North Carolina, 2014-present

Research Interests

Dr. Heath’s research interests include improvements in resident education, as well as improvements in transition from inpatient to outpatient care via changes to the discharge process.His clinical interests include the full spectrum of inpatient acute care of both adults and pediatric patients in the academic setting, as well as teaching common medical procedures through the medicine procedure service.


Heath J, Dancel R, Stephens J. Postdischarge phone calls after pediatric hospitalization: an observational study. Hospital Pediatrics. 2015 May; 5(5):241-248.

Recognitions and Honors

Preceptor of the year – 2017; UNC Physician Assistant Studies program

  • Address

    101 Manning Drive

    Hospital Medicine

    CB# 7085

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085